Scientists successfully transferred memories between two snails

Scientists successfully transferred memories between two snails

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The brain still has many mysteries, memory formation being one of them, but breakthroughs in epigenetics and neuroscience are starting to unravel them and it could lead to new sci-fi like capabilities and revolutionary new healthcare treatments.   A lot has been going on in...

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Scientists observe epigenetic memories being passed down 14 generations

Scientists observe epigenetic memories being passed down 14 generations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The evidence that events experienced by our ancestors is passed down from them to us through our genes is mounting.   The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations, but increasingly, as I’ve discussed before, it’s...

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Promising anti-aging treatment that extends lifespans by a third heads for human trials

Promising anti-aging treatment that extends lifespans by a third heads for human trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti-aging research has been going through a renaissance over the past few years, and now scientists plan on starting the first human trials.   Over the past few years there has been more investment, and more interest in anti-ageing technologies, and while some scientists have...

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In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more scientists treat age as a disease, not as an inevitability, we are discovering more ways to turn back the biological clock, one day these treatments might be applied to humans.   Scientists in America have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process...

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Researchers find evidence that ancestors memories are passed down in DNA

Researchers find evidence that ancestors memories are passed down in DNA

Researchers have shown for the first time that our ancestors memories can be passed down in DNA

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